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How to Get a LA Medical Marijuana Card

These are the steps to get a medical marijuana card in Louisiana with the help of Leafy DOC:

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Book Your Appointment

Skip the wait at the doctor’s office and schedule your evaluation from the comfort and convenience of your home. Submit an intake form with a few personal details and a summary of your medical history; then, we’ll help you book an on-demand telehealth appointment or schedule a convenient time for later.

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Match With a Licensed Marijuana Doctor

Connect with the right doctor in minutes and easily chat with your provider on a smartphone, computer, or tablet via phone call or video. Our licensed physicians will evaluate your qualifying condition, address your questions and concerns, and recommend medical marijuana via email.

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Get Your Louisiana Medical Card

Louisiana Medical Marijuana Laws do not require patients to register for or possess a medical marijuana card. The recommending physician will fax patient certifications to the dispensary of your choice. Then, when you go to the designated Louisiana dispensaries, the staff will verify your recommendation in a Prescription Monitoring Program database and provide medical education on cannabis if requested.

The Leafy DOC Difference

We’re here to help! At Leafy DOC, we believe that access to medical cannabis is essential; we connect medical marijuana patients with a licensed medical marijuana doctor online for patient evaluations. A certified health professional is ready to help with the medical marijuana certification.

Don’t just take our word for it

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Louisiana Marijuana Laws

  • Marijuana is a Schedule I substance in the state of Louisiana
  • Federally, cannabis is still considered a Schedule I Controlled Substance
  • For first and subsequent offenders, possession of fourteen grams or less of marijuana is punishable by a fine of no more than 100 USD and no possibility of incarceration.
  • Distribution or cultivation of marijuana is punishable by a fine of up to 50,000 USD and 5-30 years of imprisonment.
  • The distribution of marijuana includes possessing marijuana with the intent to distribute it.
  • Possession, distribution, or cultivation of marijuana within 2,000 feet of a drug-free zone is punishable by one and a half times the maximum sentence for the underlying offense.

Cannabis Policy Reform Timeline

  • 1927: Cannabis prohibition began in Louisiana
  • 2015: Penalties for cannabis possession were reduced; medical cannabis was legalized
  • 2019: Amendments were made to the medical cannabis bill, and the state approved nine medical pharmacies and two licensed growers
  • 2021: Governor Edwards signed a law to decriminalize minor possessions of cannabis
  • 2022: There are marijuana initiatives hopeful to reach ballots so voters can legalize cannabis recreationally

Possession Limits in LA

  • Medical patients can possess up to 2.5 ounces every fourteen days; recreational possession is still illegal.

Frequently Asked Questions

Medical Patients with the following conditions to apply for a LA medical card:
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease)
  • Cachexia or wasting syndrome
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Pain
  • Concussion
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • Hospice or palliative care
  • Huntington’s Disease 
  • Intractable Pain
  • Lewy-body dementia
  • Motor-neuron disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)​
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Non-Epileptic Seizures
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Seizure disorders
  • Severe muscle spasm
  • Spasticity
  • Spinal muscular atrophy
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Any debilitating condition if a physician believes a patient will benefit

The state of Louisiana does not accept out-of-state medical cards at this time. 

That depends on the State you visit; some states accept out-of-state MMJ cards while others do not. We recommend checking local medical cannabis rules and regulations before traveling.

Louisiana does not permit medical marijuana patients to cultivate their own cannabis, and there are two state-licensed growers. 

Public use and consumption of cannabis aren’t mentioned in the state’s legislation regarding controlled substances. Still, the statute does suggest penalties for the possession, production, manufacturing, and distribution of cannabis.

Helping you apply for a Louisiana medical marijuana card

Our Mission at Leafy DOC is to provide a seamless customer experience, educate people about cannabis, and ultimately help people get an MMJ card quickly and efficiently.

We put our best efforts towards getting you legal access to cannabis products by providing health consultation and an appointment to get your medical marijuana card online.

Our team is here every step of the way to help you learn about cannabis and its medical benefits for your body and mind.

The law requires all qualified patients to be registered with the State before purchasing medical marijuanas Louisiana.
Requirements are as follows: 
  • A medical marijuana patient must be 18 years of age or older
  • Only patients who can prove Louisiana residency can apply for medical marijuana in Louisiana (personal driver’s license, Government ID)
  • Louisiana residents must also have medical records showing a diagnosis that qualifies for medical marijuana cards by a licensed doctor.

A designated Louisiana caregiver should:

  • Be at least 21 years of age to purchase and administer medical cannabis to a patient
  • Not have been convicted of a disqualifying felony offense
  • Assist no more than five qualifying patients with the therapeutic use of cannabis

Visit These Louisiana Hotspots After Getting Your Medical Card

New Orleans

New Orleans is known for its lively nightlife, Bourbon Street, and the French Quarter, but this historic port city is much more. It is the culinary capital of the South and possibly the country and boasts a scenic view of the Mississippi River via daily cruises or the River Walk and shopping galore.  

Downtown, Uptown, Mid-City, the Warehouse District, and even closer to Lake Ponchartrain, Metairie, have something to offer everyone.

And, if you are in the mood to party, visiting in February of each year will likely enable you to view a Mardi Gras parade or two during the visit. You can also drive to the city’s outskirts to take a swamp tour and view the local wetlands and wildlife. 

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The city of Lafayette is the center of Cajun country, making it a culinary and scenic destination you should definitely experience.

Head to Jefferson Street in Downtown Lafayette, and there are many nightlife spots where you can drink, socialize and eat some of the best food you’ve ever had.

If you want to learn about Cajun culture, head to the Acadian Cultural Center and explore the history of southern Louisiana.